Justin Theroux is no stranger to the tabloids lately. Since his split with ex Jennifer Aniston back in February we have paid more attention to The Leftovers star than normal, namely by means of eyeballing all the glossy mags in the grocery store check-out line. While waiting with our frozen pizza and baby carrots, we wondered what divine creature could follow up our girl Jen. Well, we finally have your answer and no, we're not talking about Emma Stone — Justin's newest lady love is his recently adopted rescue dog!
The writer/producer/actor can now add /dog owner to that list once more! To quote Justin's recent lengthy Instagram post, "MEET KUMA."
The gorgeous pit bull was adopted from Texas' A Chance To Bloom dog rescue under a cloak of secrecy. The rescue basically said to Justin, "I see your lengthy Instagram post and I raise you about 500 characters," metaphorically speaking. In their hyper-lengthy post, which we love, don't get us wrong, the more dog info the better, ACTB details the confidential email they recieved back in March about a "high profile adopter," looking to adopt a dog in need of a forever home.
Kuma was rescued by the shelter after Hurricane Harvey, when she was but a mangy and sickly pup named Sylvia. ACTB took her in and in Justin's words, they "took Kuma from death and loved her back to life." In their care, Kuma grew healthy and they knew that her calm temperament and obedience class A+ would make her a perfect fit for the secretive prospective dog owner that we now know as Justin. Justin flew from New York to Texas to meet this new potential pup and it was love at first sniff. The remarkable journey for these two doesn't end there, once the adoption was finalized Kuma (nee Sylvia) was flown to her new forever home in New York, transportation courtesy of Pilots N Paws, which is exactly what it sounds like and equally as precious.
Justin definitely has a type, and we don't mean women who start nationwide hairstyle trends (jury's out if throngs of people are bringing Emma Stone's picture into the salon but we digress). Kuma, a blue gray pit bull with white markings on his chest, looks a lot like the mystery dog Justin was spotted walking in New York in February, who also happened to look like the a dog named Erin he was trying to find a home for last September. While we are kiiiiiinda temped to go in on a dog doppleganger conspiracy, the answer is a lot more simple — Justin has long been a lover of pitties and also an advocate of bully breeds,frequently donatating money, time and touting their cause on public platforms.
Back to Justin's original Instagram post that launched a thousand click-thrus, Justin gushes about all the animal advocates that work tirelessly not only to save Kuma but hundreds of other animals. In his post, he credits Austin Pets Alive for pushing him to adopt, encourages people to #adoptdontshop and encourages fans to make a donation to ACTB in Kuma's name. He also shows every step along the way by means of an Instagram story, where you see sickly Kuma all the way to the strong and healthy pooch in Justin's arms.
These two Insta posts really said it all, in fact there's nothing left for us to say except mazel, Justin and Kuma!
Credit: Justin Theroux/Instagram
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